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Browser is the term used for a program that's used to display web pages. It comes from the phrase "browse the Internet".

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Browsers versions without auto-update

I would like to know which version of the various browsers did not update to the latest version automatically. For example, IE8 won't auto-update to IE9 while IE9 auto-updates to IE10. I think ...
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How to add a cache file to browsers like Chrome/Firefox/etc.?

For example, there is a website hosting a Shockwave Flash app which is restricted to be used on that specific site. However, the network of the site is poor so that loading the entire .swf from the ...
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Opera 20 - bookmark importer option greyed out?

Does anyone know how to enable Opera 20's bookmark importer? It's in the main Opera dropdown, but it's greyed out. I have already enabled the bookmarks bar in Opera > Settings.
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Two hours or so after restarting my computer, some webpages don't load unless I restart again

OS and computer type: Windows 8.1 and Lenovo G505 laptop Further description: In Chrome, after the computer is on for a while after being restarted, certain websites, e.g. StackExchange sites, my ...
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Computer must be restarted to complete a previous upgrade of Firefox, but updates are disabled in preferences

I have been trying to pin Firefox to an older version (17.0.11 ESR) on both a Windows XP and Windows 7 host. I have to do this to test a few things. I need to have Firefox stopped from updating itself....
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Switch to certain Browser/Document Mode for certain Bookmark

Is there any way to tell Internet Explorer 11 to use a certain Document/Browser mode for a certain Bookmark/URL? Alternatively, is it possible to make a shortcut that points to the website like so: "...
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Keeping Firefox from adding “.html” to url

I've been messing with .htaccess for a while, and have the following rule: RewriteRule ^(mypage|myotherpage)/?$ main.php?p=$1 [L,QSA] If I enter http://mydomain.com/mypage/, it displays main.php as ...
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Do popular browser firefox / chrome / IE / opera compress HTTP requests (e.g. HTTP POST request)

If I send a large POST request via any of the popular browsers, will it automatically compress and send it (assuming that the server also supports compressed content). How will the browser know ...
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Reopened tabs include several that were separately closed earlier. How to fix?

I have been experiencing an issue with the chromium browser where tabs that I close separately before closing chromium as a whole are reopened with the tabs that I left open when I start chromium ...
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How to show/save the HTML including pictures as currently shown by the web browser?

When I display a webpage and want to see the source code, most times it only shows the source code without modifications done by JavaScript. Saving the website seems to download the original again. ...
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share (offline!) bookmarks between browsers

In light of all the NSA snooping I have begun using the TOR browser bundle (i.e. Firefox). However for some tasks I still need to use Chrome. So now I can create bookmarks in two places and it's ...
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Browers (Chrome, Safari,Firefox) can't see files after OSX is upgraded to Maverick

Everything work well, until I decide to upgrade my OSX. I tried logging in and Out as forums suggested. But Browsers can't see any single file from finder.Using finder Normally is okay.
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Opening a file picker in any browser crashes the browser

In Windows 7 32-bit, in any browser (chrome, IE, firefox, opera) if I open a file picker either by using the main menu option e.g. 'open page' or 'save page as', or if a file picker appears from ...
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Chrome crawls on Linux whereas Firefox is light as a feather

In day to day browsing i find Chrome to consume x2 memory, has memory leaks with some sites (NYT, some ebay pages, with or without flash) whereas on Firefox is light as a feather. I'm a converted ...
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Cannot access any web page but the internet connection is fine

I found this before posting my question, but it was pretty unconstructive, so I chose to post a new question anyway....with more details to the problem. PROBLEM As the title says, I cannot access ...
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Clone user input over multiple browser tabs for testing different languages

I am looking for a tool that will allow me to clone user input between multiple browser tabs/sessions. I would like to be able to login to four accounts of my site in four different tabs. Set the ...
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How do I convert Opera's bookmarks into Firefox' and preserve the bookmark nicknames / keywords?

Both Opera and Firefox have a function that allows you to type a nickname / keyword into the address bar, and then automatically load the bookmark URL associated with that nickname/keyword. More info: ...
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Rockmelt Browser not logging in

I have IE, Chrome, and Rockmelt on my pc. I use Rockmelt consistently. Up until today, I had no problems at all. Today morning, my rockmelt was logged out (which is unusual because it is always logged ...
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How to prefer mobile connection over proxy?

I have win7. I have proxy connection and also mobile connection via my Android phone(via USB port). I want to connect to internet only via mobile connection so I specified no Proxy in my browser (...
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Unable to load certain websites in ubuntu

The website coursera.org does not load. After sometime it displays a message, "Please use a modern browser with JavaScript enabled to use Coursera.". This happens with both the browsers I use, firefox ...
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How do I modify Chromium's default data directory?

I believe I somehow messed up my user profile directories with my Chromium installation. Every time I launch Chromium, it tells me: Chromium cannot read and write to its data directory: C:\Users\...
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How to disable keyboard shortcut on web applications?

I'm a Vimium user. So I want to operate everything in vim's way. But some web application override keyboard shortcuts. For example, gmail, JIRA, most of rich text editors and so on. It is very ...
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Stop wifi hotspots changing page history

Everytime you connect to a public wifi hotspot it will force whatever tab you load to show their login screen, so you can login to their system, which fine, but this can be infuriating when you open a ...
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Back/Forward Firefox navigation with arrow keys except in input

I've mapped my left/right arrow keyboard keys in Firefox to navigate back/forward in the browser history (old Opera habit). This works perfectly except when I'm entering data into input fields. I ...
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Why do I always get “Error 7 (net::ERR_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out.” on Chrome?

Why do I always get: "Error 7 (net::ERR_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out." in Chrome on https but works well on http? No problem with the network because other browsers like firefox didn't get ...
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Hacker News mysteriously blocked on my Mac OS X Lion

When I try to access http://news.ycombinator.com on my computer, I get 502 proxy error: Proxy Error The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not ...
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How to disable Chrome background processes and updates?

Some time ago I installed Chrome (as I need to test my websites in it), but it launched uncontrollable background processes and updates, so I uninstalled it completely... Now I decided to install it ...
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utility to stymie browser fingerprinting

Does anyone know of a system utility (for Windows) which, when toggled on, would return a spurious System Fonts Listing, a listing that looks like a typical virgin install or which has other limited ...
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Full-Text Search Through My Bookmarks?

I would like to be able to search through pages which I have bookmarked. Like a Google search but limited to my bookmarks. Firefox allows you to search through your bookmarks but only the URL, Title ...
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Is there a way to run multiple JVM within the same browser?

I'm using Oracle at work which fires off a Java app. I'd like to use two instances of the same app to work between two different screens of the same app. I can do it but with Chrome opening one and a ...
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How to get keyboard control back after playing video in browser

After watching a video in a browser window (e.g. a youtube clip), my standard browser keyboard shortcuts don't work until I mouse-click somewhere else on the page. Is there a way to do this without ...
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Safari 4.1.3 is using the internet while idle

My Safari browser is using the internet connection while idle. I can see this in the Activity Monitor. When I shut down Safari, the Network usage goes to nearly 0_KB/sec. This interferes with my Skype ...
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Images from the internet don't show up in programs other than Web Clients (Web Browsers)

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and all web pages display fine in IE9/Chrome/FireFox but when I open a program which loads images from the internet; such as Napster/Windows Live Mail/Skype they ...
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Internet Explorer and Firefox crash, but Chrome doesn't?

I have a system where either IE 8 or Firefox 3.5 will crash out without any error message, and do this spontaneously after about 1 or 2 minutes of being open. Chrome, however, is stable and doesn't ...
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Why is downloading a big file frequently truncated by browser(http)?

I'm downloading a linux image here, its size is 675MB But the browser always finishes downloading at only 10MB This kind of thing doesn't happen if I use a dedicated tool for downloading, why it's ...
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Javascript Methodname is replaced with !==

On the server lies a html file with javascript code included. This javascript code includes a method called something like "CheckObject". This file works for all users, except one specific (but ...
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Browser resizing when the monitor turns on/off?

The last week or so I have noticed an odd thing. When I turn on my monitor, my browser windows are all half the size they were when I turned it off. Sometimes when I turn it on the taskbar is even ...
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Is there are way to possible block Opera VPN option?

As a company, We have blocked some websites like Facebook, Twitter in our office. But some employees access them using Opera VPN. We can't remove opera browser because we are a web design company and ...
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My browsers freezes or stop working + unresponsive tab + can't close tabs

I'm using google-chrome, firefox and opera as browsers on my PC.The problem is that sometimes (or quite a lot of times) the browser freezes or stop working. For example chrome will tell me after a ...
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How can I stop my browser from scrolling while in a game?

Some games and programs use the scroll wheel to scroll or zoom, but if the main window is large enough, this will usually scroll the browser window as well, which will put the game off of the screen. ...
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Export passwords from Chrome 62, failsafe way?

I checked several answers that were posted on here, but somehow nothing seems to work. I'm using Chrome version 62.0.3202.89 and I want to export my passwords in order to reinstall Chrome, since I can'...
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Viewing the Local Storage of a HTTP website that now redirects to HTTPS

The Notepad website I've been using lost all of the data that I had kept on it. Not only that, it turns out the snapshots I was downloading were all empty! Unfortunately, I had important data on it, ...
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What determines the current browser location on desktop PC and how can it be changed?

When Google Chrome asks me to share my location with a website that uses the geolocation feature such as mycurrentlocation.net, and I allow it, the website locates me a few kilometers away in the next ...
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Disabling web page auto reload

Some web pages have an auto-reload feature and there's no way to disable it in the web page. This is specially annoying if you are reading and suddenly the page reloads and move the text or if you are ...
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Any alternates for browser bookmarks or any way to properly arrane in browser itself?

I bookmark a lot of technical articles for future reference but with time the list is getting bigger and bigger. I've a bookmark folder in my browser and then all articles bookmarked inside it. Since ...
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CPU usage explodes from 30-40% to 99%?

Whenever I try to browse www.upstox.com in Opera 65 or any other browser, suddenly CPU usage explodes to 99%, GPU usage explodes to >80%, fan starts to throw fire at me. Meanwhile, this service ...
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Google Chrome Extremely Slow or Cannot Connect Sometimes Crashes My Wifi

I recently reset my laptop so that I could give it to my mother as she needed a new one. However, since resetting it, it has been acting very strangely. Specifically, Google Chrome does not work ...
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How does a browser get music metadata from web players?

When I listen to music on Plex Web / YouTube on Vivaldi (Chromium), my desktop sound applet (I use Cinnamon, but I assume it works the same for any desktop and OS) shows title and artist (and ...
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Win10 Default Apps query - where are the selections presented defined?

I'm running the current version of Win10 Pro with all available updates. I had a problem where the machine hung and I needed to power cycle. When it came back, I discovered a quirk. I use Firefox ...
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How do I prevent Firefox extensions from forcefully opening their webpages without my consent or permission?

Every now and then, I come back to my Firefox having opened the "I don't care about cookies" blog, with some "news" which I don't care about one bit (no pun intended). The whole point of the extension ...

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